Posts tagged siding
I was able to acquire the press pass, and I did make a few appointments (with friends and brands), but I wasn't so obligated that I couldn't take in a good portion of what the 49th edition of JLC Live had to offer for a regular attendee. As Hanley Wood (the producers of the event) put it – this one is “Boots Not Suits.” And frankly, I wanted to see. Plus, friend (and presenter) Greg Burnet had simply gotten me pretty stoked up on it. [...]
Fiber cement is a packed mixture of cellulose fibers, sand and cement. This material is available in boards of different sizes, densities, thickness, and surface designs. They are becoming a popular alternative to wood and vinyl in residential construction. They are also in great demand for commercial buildings because of superior performance properties. Here are a few reasons why you should consider fiber cement siding for your home ...
When I was first invited to take part in DAP's Seal Your Home Blogger Challenge (link), a siding project underway . . . a brick project in the works (plus planning for Chicago) -- I said... confidently "no problem!" But truth, as I realize now, this may have been a little more like blind ambition (or stupidity). The Challenge as it was expressed to me -- " . . . Prepare your home for winter with ONLY $100 and using DAP Products." I was gonna get "Weatherzed!" [ . . . ]
One of the bigger announcements that came out of the Remodeling Show in Chicago last week was a new product line from DAP targeting professional contractors and remodelers. The DAP Spec Line by DAP is the first full line of sealants and adhesives designed specifically to help professionals meet industry specifications for each job by including the required spec as part of the product name. With numeric labels that match proven industry specification standards, professionals can now easily select the best product for each job application. The DAP Spec Line is also the company’s first complete product line designed for window and siding installations and applications. [ . . . ]
We decided almost immediately that we were not going to remove or cover the near original german clapboard siding. (Did replacing it cross our minds? At that time, honestly, no.) We had a decent painter, who had just done our other house, and with him, we decided initially to give it a quick paint job. It was needed to hide years of flaking and peeling. While it looked good after completion, this decision, here, has spawned years of contention. You see - it is my duty now, slowly, and sections at a time, to strip and repaint the exterior. [ . . . ]